Remember the Redwings Original Silk Painting and Signed Giclee Prints
With recent survey showing that children spend less time outdoors than prisoners and words like wren and conker recently excised from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, the wonders of the British countryside are fading from our national consciousness. As a child brought up in the countryside I was familiar with the names of common bird species and wildflowers and looked with excitement for them as the seasons passed. As an artist, I want to give people back the simple joys of seeing our native British flora and fauna. So……remember the redwings!
The redwing is most commonly encountered as a winter bird and is the UK’s smallest true thrush. Its creamy strip above the eye and orange-red flank patches make it distinctive
My paintings are mainly painted on pure Chinese habotai 8 silk with specialist silk paints. I start each work with a drawing on paper and then trace the image onto a piece of white silk stretched onto a wooden frame. I then apply a special paint called gutta, which contains natural latex called gutta-percha, over my traced lines. This creates a resistive barrier through which the coloured ink will not flow. I apply the coloured ink with a brush and use salt dropped into the ink whilst wet to created textured effects.
The finished painting is removed from the wooden frame, ironed to fix the colour in the fabric and stretched onto acid-free mountboard ready for framing.
A signed giclee print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. It will come mounted in white and packed with a backing board in biodegradable cellophane. It is an open edition so there is no limit to the number of reproductions that can be made. The following size prints are available:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|40 x 40 cm||40 x 40 cm||29 x 29 cm|
|30 x 30 cm||30 x 30 cm||19 x 19 cm|
|20 x 20 cm||20 x 20 cm||14 x 14 cm|